Yup, been there and done that. The dead tree looked fine until the rain started during the night, then the root system gave away and down she goes.
Originally Posted by NCPatrick
Never hang from a dead tree, even if there's nothing above to fall on you. You may spend one night like that, only to have the rest of it fall on you the second. Don't ask me how I know.
BTW, another strong endorsement for Snakeskins. I use them for my tarp only instead of a stuff sack. They are really nice for setting up in the wind.